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2019-05 22

[Faculty]Professor Kim Yoo-jeong, Awarded the 'Travel Grant' from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

▲ Professor Kim Yoo-jeong Hanyang University Medical Center ophthalmology professor Kim Yoo-jeong was recently awarded the "Travel Grant" from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) that was held at the Vancouver Convention Center in Canada. Professor Kim Yoo-jeong presented on the topic of "Analysis of the MicroRNA levels in tears in Sjögren’s syndrome patients" and was recognized for primally analyzing MicroRNAs that show difference solely in manifestation. According to the May 21st article from Health News, Professor Kim said, “MicroRNA manages the manifestation of genes that determine the formation of protein in cells, and it is actively being researched as a treatment for incurable diseases such as cancer, after the widespread recognition that it can effectively restrain target genes.” She went on to say, “I want to contribute to improving the symptoms of patients and the quality of life through deep research in discovering MicroRNA that can diagnose the unique Sjögren’s syndrome and target treatment.” Professor Kim Yoo-jeong graduated from Hanyang University College of Medicine and worked as a corneal disease clinic instructor at Seoul Nat’l Univ. Hospital. She is actively participating as a regular member of the Korean Ophthalmological Society, the Korean External Eye Disease Society, the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Korea Dry Eye Society, and the Korean Contact Lens Study Society. Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-05 20

[General]The Absence of ‘2019 Lachios’

There are mainly three elements that make up a school festival: various fun-booths, celebrity performances, and autonomous student activities such as student bars. With the student council failing to be elected this year, there have been limitations on operating the 2019 Hanyang School Festival, ‘Lachios’, being unable to provide the former two of the three elements. Although Lachios is not to be held officially, 11 units in total are planning to prepare their own festivals from May 22nd to 24th. The 47th Emergency Measure Committee With the official student council being unable to be officially launched this year, due to a low turnout, the 47th Emergency Measure Committee (EMC) was launched. Lee Yoon-beom (Department of Architectural Engineering, 3rd year) has been elected as the chairman of the EMC with the term until this September 1st. According to Lee, the absence of the student council has led to several limitations on organizing the school festival. Being fully aware of the students’ expectations towards the school festival, Lee has tried to organize an executive branch, yet the number of applicants were too small. “The lack of members that the EMC is currently facing makes it practically impossible for it to organize a festival. There are more practical issues, including safety that the EMC must take concern of, yet lacks capacity in taking full management. The school festival is not something that can be carried out of passion,” stated Lee. However, Lee has managed to reach an agreement with the presidents of the individual colleges within Hanyang, agreeing to provide support towards those who are willing to prepare activities autonomously. As a result, 11 autonomous units are planning to prepare student activities from May 22nd to 24th. Lee Yoon-beom (Division of Architectural Engineering, 3rd year), the current chairman of the Emergency Measure Committee, is explaining the limitations towards having an official school festival this year. May 22nd-24th The College of Human Ecology is planning to have an ‘Nangyeon-festival’ during all three days of the festival, which is to be held in front of the HIT building, holding student booths that provide various activities. Four colleges, College of Natural Sciences, College of Education, College of Humanities, and College of Social Sciences are collaborating together, also planning to hold activities during the three days of the festival. It is to be held between the Education Building and Engineering Building I, also providing various programs for students to participate in, such as E-sports competition. Food trucks are also planned to come for both festivals, adding an enjoyment for the students. May 23rd On the 23rd, the Hanyang Student Club Alliance (동아리 연합회) is planning to have its member clubs provide performances. Planning to be held at Hanmadang in front of the Student Union Building, other additional activities are also in plan in order to add enjoyment. In addition, the College of Engineering is going to have an ‘Engineer Festival’ divided into day and night activities. During the day, booths are planned to be open in front of the ITBT and Engineering Building I. As for the night, clubs of the College of Engineering are holding performances at the Amphitheater. The College of Business, College of Economics and Finance, and College of Policy Science are also collaborating for this day. In front of the Olympic Gymnasium, ITBT, and Law Building, the three colleges are sharing performances, such as hosting a song festival. After parties are also in schedule, in which each department of the three colleges are preparing activities and bars that students can enjoy. Moreover, food trucks will witness all of the festivals mentioned above. May 24th On the last day of the festival, the Division of Architectural Engineering is having a ‘Night for Architects’. Being held at the Hanmadang, many activities such as song competitions and exhibitions are currently in plan. The students of this division are free of charge for the entrance, whereas students from other colleges or departments have an entrance fee of 5,000 won. Autonomous festivals are planned to be held from May 22nd to May 24th. Although the 2019 Lacihios has been met with limitations of being officially held, many units of Hanyang have prepared various activities that students can enjoy for the three days. Lee, who has shown his sorrow towards the absence of an official school festival with all three elements, has promised his full support towards each of these autonomous festivals. As for the last words, Lee stated that “I know that the school fair is very important to all students, and I hope that they have fun enjoying each and every of the festivals prepared. With safety being our number one concern, the EMC and each of the colleges will prepare patrol members to manage the safety of Hanyang students during this period." Choi Seo-yong Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-05 20

[General]Online Education for Preventing Human Rights Violations and Gender-based Violence

Hanyang University is implementing the Human Rights Violations and Gender-based Violence Prevention Education in accordance with the Measures Against Sexual Harassment in the Public Sector directed by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF), which is the statutory mandatory education at public institutions including universities. Although not mandatory, this highly recommeded course is open to undergraduate and graduate students of Hanyang Seoul Campus from May 1st of 2019 to February 21st of 2020. The course is available online through either Hanyang Portal or Blackboard (click to go to course). Its contents include Human Rights and Gender, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, and Prostitution. Upon completion of the course, a certificate stamped with the official seal of Hanyang University’s President will be issued. Regarding the emphasis on such education, researcher Jang Ga-ram from the Human Rights Center explained the necessity of recognizing the social issues of human rights. Jang Ga-ram from the Human Rights Center explained that students can receive the training regarding human rights and gender-based violence prevention that is available on Blackboard. Importance of education on human rights violations and gender-based violence Since all the teachers and staff members in Hanyang are obligated to participate in human rights education that is assigned by the government, it is highly advisable for students to take the courses as well. Throughout the one-year grace period, students can voluntarily take the course with no obligation. The online course videos were created by the Human Rights Center of Seoul National University, which experts spent a whole year choosing contents and topics for. In fact, approximately 50 universities across the country use them for education. Furthermore, Hanyang has recently been offering offline information about these topics at freshmen orientation as well. For better accessibility to students of all grades, the Research Center decided to open online courses. The significance of this education is to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with human rights and gender equality education. With the start of the #Metoo movement in 2015, the number of declarations regarding sexual harassment or abuse has considerably increased. “As our society is experiencing gender issues through this transformational period, I believe this is the right time for students to take these courses,” said Kang. Understanding the structural problems in Korean society Women’s rights in Korean society in the past were significantly weak. Even though modern society has achieved better rights for women, more efforts need to be made in order to achieve total gender equality. “An abusive relationship could be formed due to the socio-cultural hierarchy system between genders. The reason why sexual harassment and sexual abuse occur in Korean society has become much clearer and is starting to be recognized by the general public, as many incidents are being brought to light. We need to understand the invisible power difference between the two sexes, not as simple relationship conflicts, but as structural problems in Korean society. In order to comprehend the societal imbalance, we strongly recommend students take this course,” emphasized Kang. The overall course content is about how to protect and understand each other. Violence occurs due to various factors such as differences in socioeconomic status , gender, sexual identity, nationality, and religion, and if people are not aware of these structural issues, they can easily misunderstand the violence as simple conflicts in relationships between genders. Kang insists that we need to understand overall society's structural issues in order to properly understand the prevalent violence occurring in Korean society. “Several universities are requiring students to take the course as a graduation requirement or for student council president candidate registration. Instead of making the education mandatory, the Human Rights Center offers it in the most positive way to encourage students' participation. If the completion rate is low, we will look for other methods of encouragement. Recently, the Leadership Center also requested course materials regarding human rights. We want to provide students with such education in various aspects,” insisted Kang. Kim Min-jae Photos by Kim Joo-eun

2019-05 20

[General]The Spring Olympics Are Here

It is the Spring Olympics season at Hanyang. Athletes and non-athletes alike joined the annual outdoor activities, and all looked resolute to win. The 2019 Spring Athletics Competition lasted two weeks, from the 7th to the 17th of May. There were four sport entries: soccer, basketball, women’s dodge ball, and marathon running. This year, 32 soccer teams, 16 basketball teams, 16 dodge ball teams, and 47 runners signed up for the competition. The first and second place winners of the tournaments were awarded with prize money and pride. The schedule for the Spring Olympic The most popular event was soccer. With over 30 teams competing in the tournament, the last two teams standing held their final match on the 16th at Eungbong Sports Park. The audience cheered each time a player took a shot. Finally, team Lions won the trophy and 700,000 won. A player from team Lions in the white uniform is dribbling the ball towards the goalpost. A member of the team, Kim Dong-hwan (Department of Physical Education, 3rd year), explains that the Lions are a club with 25 years’ tradition in the College of Performing Arts and Sports. “The Lions are a strong team, and in 2017, we won all six of our matches throughout the year. However, last year, we only managed to win one, so we were determined to win this competition. It feels really good to win,” Kim smiled proudly. The goalkeeper is expertly defending the goal. The 10th was the day of the marathon. Participants gathered early at Salgoji Park, warming up for the long run (10 kilometres for men and 5 kilometres for women). Although none were professional runners, all players displayed serious expressions at the starting line. 'Ready, Set, Go!' - On the count of 10, the signal went off and the marathon started. The marathon started on the count of 10, and the 47 runners started the long journey. Kim Yoon-su (Department of Architecture, 1st year), a participant of the marathon, says she enjoys running but had never run a marathon before. “5 kilometres is quite short, so I’ll try to run relaxed, not losing my pace until the end, and also, not comparing myself with other participants,” said Kim. Some of the runners were from a small club from the Department of Energy Engineering called Let’s, and one of its member, Lee Dong-wook (Department of Energy Engineering, 3rd year), stated his resolution that he aimed to complete the course, “on behalf of the Department of Energy Engineering.” Women’s dodge ball teams were as eager to the win their matches as any other participants, and had perhaps the most enthusiastic cheers from the audience. The finals were held on the 17th in the Olympic Gymnasium. After two matches out of three, the teams were tied. At the end of the last match, team Give Us 200,000 Won eliminated the last player of the opposing team. The final match of women's dodge ball was held on the 17th at the Olympic Gymnasium. “Our team members are all second year students of the Department of Physical Education. Our seniors are in the competition as well so we promised each other to meet in the finals. Unfortunately, they lost in the semi-finals,” said Yoon Bo-kyung (Department of Physical Education, 2nd year). With the prize money of 200,000 won, she says the team plans to go on a nice trip together. Two members of each team are competing to get the ball to their side. The 16 basketball teams contended throughout the two weeks, with the final match on the 17th. At 2:30pm, the game started on the basketball court in front of the College of Law. First place was awarded with 500,000 won, and second place with 300,000 won. In spite of the hot weather, all of the contenders tried their best in each event. Judging by the exhausted but resilient smiles worn on the participants' faces, it seemed that Spring Athletics Competition was a contest where everyone was a winner. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kim Joo-eun Design by Lim Ji-woo

2019-05 20

[General]The 11th Annual Book Festival of 2019

A reader is a leader. In an attempt to promote students' reading, Hanyang University arranged an event that allowed students to exchange their already-read books with others that they had not yet read. The 11th Annual Book Festival was held from May 16th to 17th from 9:30 am until 5 pm in the lobby and front courtyard of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. A total of 685 books were exchanged on the day of the book festival, and 650 students joined the festival. This year’s event drew the attention of those interested in looking through the books available for exchange, as well as those wishing to win a grand prize giveaway by participating in the booths at the event. Book Share Hanmadang (도서나눔한마당) was located in the lobby of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. At the Electronic Information Fair (전자정보 페어), a free trial of Rosetta Stone, an online language learning program, was offered to 100 Hanyang students. “Book Share Hanmadang” (도서나눔한마당) and the “Electronic Information Fair” (전자정보 페어) were held in the lobby of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. The former allowed students to donate their books to share and exchange them for books that interest them. The latter promoted a variety of digital information that Hanyang University subscribes to that are available for students’ use. Students are looking around the booths located outdoors. Discounted books and stationery items from Kyobo Book Centre were being sold in one booth in the front courtyard of the library. Another was a book share booth held by the Korean Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). A promotion booth for the book festival was arranged as well. Participants gathered for the giveaway drawing, which was announced at 4pm each day. Students were only allowed to enter once a day. A winner of the HYU hoodie is receiving the prize. Students who participated in one to two booths could put their names in the drawing to win automatic umbrellas. Those who took part in three booths had the chance to win prizes such as iPads, Bluetooth speakers, HYU hoodies, and gift certificates. “The large arrangements of books makes me, though I'm normally not interested in reading, become engaged in looking through good books," said Kang Yi-sak (Division of Business Administration, 1st year). Although the current trend of electronic devices and digital media is predominent, the Book Festival promoted reading printed texts. The 11th Annual Book Festival was a success in that it drew the attention of many students and gave them an opportunity to exchange their books and further grow their interest in reading. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-05 16

[Event]President Kim Woo-seung Holds a Special Lecture on the Topic "Is Graduate School a Worthwhile Choice?"

The Hanyang University Graduate School Administration Team held a special lecture by President Kim Woo-seung on Monday, April 29th at the Conference Hall (room 105) of Chung Mong-Koo Automotive Research Center. This lecture was given to the undergraduate students on the theme "Is Graduate School a Worthwhile Choice?" Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2019-05 16

[Notice]2019 Hanyang City Forum Held with the Title "The Tomorrow of Cities, Drawing the Future City"

The Hanyang University Graduate School of Urban Studies, the Department of Urban Planning and Engineering, and the Land & Housing Institute (LHI) will hold the 2019 Hanyang City Forum with the theme of The Tomorrow of Cities, Drawing the Future City on Friday, May 24th at 1 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Paiknam Library and Academic Information Center. The event will begin with an opening address from Professor Kim Hong-bae from the Department of Urban Planning and Engineering followed by a congratulatory message from President Kim Woo-seung and Dr. Son kyung-hwan, the director of the LHI. Afterwards, a keynote talk on the topic of regional foreign aid and urban planning will be given by Honorary Professor Burkhard von Rabenau from Ohio State University. Next on the schedule is a debate that will be managed by Professor Kim-do of California Polytechnic State University, Dr. Yoon Jeong-jung from the LHI, and Professor Brian Park from the University of Virginia. ▲Poster of ‘2019 Hanyang City Forum’ Translated by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-05 16

[Admission ]Hanyang University Recruits Students for Advanced Track for Cultivating a Workforce for Nuclear Demolition

In line with the government's recent stragety to grow the nuclear decommission industry, Hanyang University will recruit new students from May 9th for its Advanced Track for Decontamination and Waste Management Technology Concerning Nuclear Demolition (Advanced Track for Cultivating a Workforce for Nuclear Demolition below) master's program. It is known that there are not many experts in Korea despite the growing interest in nuclear decommission technology worldwide. The Advanced Track for Cultivating a Workforce for Nuclear Demolition program will operate to foster individuals with combined expertise in the fields of decontamination and waste management, which are key technologies in the nuclear decommission industry. Students enrolling in the track will be given scholarships for energy human resources development projects conducted by the Korea Energy Technology Assessment Institute and will be able to receive a variety of education including field training and overseas field trips as well as academic theoretical education in such as areas as measurement, decomtamination, and waste management technologies. Besides those who have a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from in or outside of Korea, those with a bachelor's degree in science and engineering majors may also apply, and the interviews will take place on the 25th. For more information on the Advanced Track for Cultivating a Workforce for Nuclear Demolition, contact researcher Lee Ji-min (02-2220-4613). Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2019-05 13

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Manpower Cultivation for Industry Convergence of 5G and Unmanned Vehicles

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has changed and is still influencing the development of all of society in its technological advancements, which has enabled further convenience in people's daily lives. Recently, South Korea obtained the title of being the first country in the world to launch the 5th generation (5G) of wireless communication, and the utilization of 5G technology has become a hot potato all across the globe. In light of pursuing 5G utilization, Professor Kim Sun-woo (Division of Electronic Engineering) is making efforts toward the innovation of the core original technology of 5G and unmanned vehicle technology based on 5G. Professor Kim Sun-woo (Division of Electronic Engineering) has successfully enrolled in a research center that concentrates on the intensive research of unmanned vehicles based on 5G technology. Kim was first appointed as a Hanyang University professor in 2005 and has continuously been conducting research on wireless communications, signal processing technology, and precise positioning, which is technology that accurately locates moving objects. Along with his steady efforts into his field of interest, Kim particiated in a 5G technology proposal contest at the 2017 University Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Center and was successfully selected among other fierce competitors. His team at the research center is composed of 10 professors from Hanyang University, Seoul National University, and Ajou University, along with 10 related large conglomerates and small and medium-sized enterprises. “Current research regarding 5G unmanned vehicles has been ongoing since 2017 and is expected to continue for up to six years. The research is based on in-depth applied mathematics for developing core original technology, and we are working on innovating both software and hardware for the realization of such technology,” said Kim. For the research to be successful, a firm basis along with a high quality of programming is also needed. Furthermore, in order to compete internationally, Kim’s team is actively progressing with joint research with skillful personnel from all parts of the world and conducting customized research in accordance with the enterprises’ requirements. The 5G Research Center is demonstrating drone flights incorporated with 5G, running a demonstration on an RC car that drives autonomously, and using a specific device that recognizes vision and motion. (Photo courtesy of Wireless Systems Laboratory) As 5G technology is becoming more commercialized in our society and is expected to maintain its influence for approximately 10 years, continuous innovation of original technology on communications is needed, and as time passes by, various applied technology will emerge. The current notable autonomous vehicles, smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, drones, etc. are all based on and will be further developed using 5G. According to Kim, “Developing 5G and original technology for unmanned vehicles, along with cultivating related manpower to this field, has significant implications. Keeping such a research center at Hanyang plays a pivotal role when it comes to increasing the status of our university.” While communication technology was utilized fundamentally for conversations between individuals or for transmitting data in the past, the current and the future trend of 5G technology will be expanded to include communication between objects. “Based upon such trends, a variety of applied services are expected to emerge, and these services will have considerable influence on human society that will change the entire spectrum of thoughts from people,” insisted Kim. Kim believes that gaining international competitiveness and surviving in such a fast-moving society is important. For these things to happen, providing the best quality of funding in Research and Development (R&D) and progressing differentiated research programs are necessary. In addition, efforts toward internationalization and participation in various academic activities are also needed. “Of course, I am willing to conduct more research into communication technology, but I think my first job as a professor is to foster Hanyang students into excellent academic experts. Students have limitless potential and talent. What we lack is imagination. With their infinite imagination, the way to success is to keep expanding their efforts into fulfilling their dreams,” Kim concluded. The Wireless Systems Laboratory will continue with their research and development to help increase their global competitiveness. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim Min-jae

2019-05 13

[General]Sharing Knowledge Through Debate

The 2019 Havruta Debate Competition was held on May 10th at the International Concerence Hall of Paiknam Library. First having started last year, this year’s competition had a total of 167 participants with only three teams, Paper-nomad (페이퍼 노마드), Toronheyum (토론헤윰), Homohavrutas (호모하브루타스), making it to the finals. The 2019 Havruta Debate Competition was held on May 10th at the International Concerence Hall of Paiknam Library. The competition began with an opening speech by Professor Han Hyun-soo (Division of Business), the Dean of Paiknam Library. According to Han, the Havruta Debate Competition has its roots in the debating habits of the Jewish tradition with the main objective of broadening one’s thoughts through questioning and answering. The Havruta Debate Competition requires students to prepare and share their ideas based on two selected books, which were Regarding the Pain of Others (Susan Sontag, 2003) and Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, 1932) for this year’s competition. The presentations and Q&A sessions Each team prepared presentations which were followed by a Q&A session led by the other teams. 10 minutes were allotted for each presentation, and the Q&A sessions were led by three questioning teams, with the team Paper-nomad receiving questions from team Veritas (베리타스), Homohavrutas from Be-human (비휴먼), and Toronheyum from Chalddeok-pie (찰떡파이). All six teams fiercely debated their ideas about the two books, fulfilling the objective of the Havruta Debate Competition. Be-human team having a debate during the Q&A session Lee Seung-chang (Department of Public Administration, 4th year) of team Toronheyum is giving a presentation about the book Regarding the Pain of Others (Susan Sontag, 2003). After the three presentations, time for panels was provided. Various questions were asked to the three presenting teams, creating a vigorous atmosphere where everyone shared their knowledge and thoughts. With the panels also actively participating, this year’s Havruta debate was one that became extended to not only the participating teams but also the audience, who was welcome to share their ideas and knowledge based upon the given agendas. The panels also actively participated by asking high-level questions, making the competition more vigorous. Hwang Soon-hyung (Division of International Studies, 4th year) of team Toronheyum is answering questions from the panels. The award ceremony It was said by Professor Lee Moon-hee (Department of Composition), this year’s chairperson of examiners, that the levels of the presentations and debates were beyond expectation and that the five examiners had a hard time selecting the winner for this year’s competition. She also showed her satisfaction toward how it showed that although only two books were selected, the participants also referred to other additional books during their presentations and debates. “The Havruta Debate is a new means of adding delight to reading, and I am pleased to see that all teams have done so,” stated Lee. Many people came to the 2019 Havruata Debate Competition, making it a great success. Team Homohavratus was selected as the winner of this year’s Havruta debate, followed by Toronheyum, and Paper-nomad. The top three teams were awarded with one million won, 800,000 won, and 600,000 won respectively, as well as a certificate. The three questioning teams were awarded participation prizes, with Chalddeok-pie additionally being awarded the Best-question prize. Various prizes were also prepared for the audience, especially those who actively participated in the panel question session. The ceremony ended with a closing speech and photo-taking. According to Kim Mi-rang (Department of Policy Studies, 1st year) team Homohavratus had long prepared for the competition since its first announcement. As the Havruta Debate Competition is a large scale competition, Kim mentioned that her team was able to learn a lot from both preparation and participation in it. Managing to achieve an outstanding outcome in their first competition as university students, the team also stated that they are willing to actively participate in other upcoming competitions. As for the prize money, the team members have decided to spend 100,000 won to buy gifts for those who helped them and divide the remaining amount into 300,000 won for each team member. Team Homohavruta, Kang Mi-rang, Kim Jung-min, and Song Ye-rim (Department of Policy Studies, 1st year), from left, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Havruta Debate Competition. Choi Seo-yong Photos by Kim Joo-eun